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Orthasterias koehleri


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lexID:
3295 
AphiaID:
255048 
Scientific:
Orthasterias koehleri 
German:
Regenbogen-Seestern 
English:
Rainbow Sea-star 
Category:
Søstjerner 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asteroidea (Class) > Forcipulatida (Order) > Asteriidae (Family) > Orthasterias (Genus) > koehleri (Species) 
Initial determination:
(deLoriol, ), 1897 
Occurrence:
Californiske golf 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 27°C 
Food:
Sea squirts, Sponges, Muslinge kød, Muslinger 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-08-27 00:11:43 

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The Rainbow star is Uncommon, on mud, sand, and kelp but occurs in the very low intertidal zone, on shaded rock surfaces. It is more common at scuba depths and extends to 250m, being found from Alaska to Southern California.

Orthasterias koehleri feed on small snails, limpets, clams, scallops, chiton, barnacles, and tunicates.

Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Forcipulatida
Suborder Asteriadina
Family Asteriidae

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